Date registered: May 2011
Vehicle: 2005 SLK350 auto
Location: Victoria,BC, Canada
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Possbile Benz owner
HELLO ALL!!! I just stumbled across this site while reseaching a problem that a Benz I'm looking at is having. I'm considering(strongly) on buying a 1985 Benz 190E. The car is a German import to Canada. It has no power euipment or AC. It has manual rollup windows , no CC,no AC, no power locks and a manual sunroof. Al of these non-power items work fine. The car has 190K on it. It has the 2.3 L 4 banger with a manual 4 spd, which in itself seems strange.The body show well with only a small amount of surface rust at the rear jack points on the sides. The interior is good for the year. It has the cloth seats and the only wear point is at the drivers seat outside bolster of about 4". It has hub cabs not alloys. The trunk is clean with a proper spare and tools. Under the hood looks fairly clean with no rust.
The only issue I can detect is a low idle condition; it doesn't stall but the low idle causes it buck a bit when moving away from a stop.I've been reading your forums and this issue seems not uncommon but can be nasty to resolve. I'm not afraid of fixing up cars at all.In fact this possible purchase can solve 2 issues with me.The long desire to own a Benz, albeit an older cheap one and to give me a project. Last year I almost bought a 1987(?) 300CE 2 dr 5spd but I felt is was overpriced at $3500 even though it too was a 4 cyl 5 spd with full power, no AC.
What 'm asking for is feedback yea or nay on this purchase. I accept all comments and criticism.
PS if this is posted in the wrong forum please feel free to re=post it.